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Stronger Together For Older Adults In Excelsior Springs

Tri-County Mental Health Services Older Adult Educator Becky Franklin (left) and Norma Gorsett of Excelsior Springs shared humor as well as insight during a recent meeting of Stronger Together, a new peer group for older adults that meets in Excelsior Springs. A new peer group for older adults to share ideas and advice [...]

2017-11-11T13:08:57+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Tri-County to Host Family-To-Family Program

Tri-County will host the popular Family-to-Family program beginning Jan. 9. Although the 12-week course is free, space is limited. Northland sessions of the acclaimed Family-to-Family program will begin Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Tri-County Mental Health Services. The free, 12-week series is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide education and support [...]

2017-11-11T13:10:29+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Tri-County Prevention Efforts Earn Honors

Prevention/Wellness Manager Vicky Ward recently received a Community Health in Action Award for substance-abuse prevention efforts by Tri-County Mental Health Services. Gary E. Zaborac, director of public health at the Clay County Public Health Center, presented the award. The fourth annual Clay County Community Health In Action (CHIA) awards honored the Tri-County Mental [...]

2017-11-11T13:07:59+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Coalitions Receive Grants for Continued Effort

Three Northland prevention coalitions supported by Tri-County Mental Health Services have each received $125,000 in new or renewed grant funding to continue and expand their programming and advocacy work in preventing youth substance use. Excelsior Springs SAFE (Substance Abuse-Free Environments), Liberty Alliance for Youth (LAFY) and the Ray County Coalition were awarded Federal Drug Free [...]

2017-11-10T21:23:54+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Tri-County Earns Gold With Healthy KC Initiative

For the second consecutive year, Tri-County Mental Health Services has earned the Gold Level Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certification from Healthy KC, a regional non-profit organization promoting wellness in Greater Kansas City. Founded in 2014, Healthy KC is addressing a range of regional health issues such as nutrition and tobacco cessation. The workplace initiative recognizes [...]

2017-11-11T13:14:26+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Helping Children, Families Requires Diverse Skills

To say that Becca Higgins is something of a renaissance woman might be an understatement. Becca Higgins of Tri-County Mental Health Services decorates her office with art produced by children and young people she works with. Her title of Community Support Worker at Tri-County Mental Health Services covers a wide range of clients [...]

2017-11-11T13:15:48+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Learning Resilience To Enjoy Life While Aging

Tri-County Mental Health Services CEO Tom Petrizzo kicked off the recent graduation ceremony for the region’s latest Aging Mastery Program. Behind him, Older Adult Educator Becky Franklin is ready to hand graduates their diplomas. Eighteen Northlanders recently became the latest group of older adults to tackle aging not just with grace, but knowledge [...]

2017-11-11T13:17:45+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

Small Steps Make Big Difference

Older Adult Educator Becky Franklin recently shared information with participants in the Riverside Lunch and Learn program. Members of a Riverside senior lunch program recently talked about staying active and enjoying life with a few simple steps. Becky Franklin, older adult educator for Tri-County Mental Health Services, presented information on “Engage as You [...]

2017-11-11T13:20:38+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

Kearney-Holt CAN Enjoys “Sparkling Moment”

The Northland Coalition installed their 2017-18 officers during their Aug. 16 meeting. The officers are (left to right) Charlotte Smith, vice-president of advocacy; Ron Cline, president; Sherrie Kisker, president-elect; and Kara White, secretary. Not pictured: Tom Mayfield, treasurer. The Northland Coalition is composed of volunteer members of the health, education, social service, law enforcement [...]

2017-11-11T13:23:39+00:00 August 30th, 2017|